On Mother’s Day (and all days), I’m grateful for the many gifts that my mother has given me — and that she’s always fostered my creative spirit. A few weeks ago, we asked our Facebook and Instagram followers to share their favorite crafting memories. Many fond creative moments happened under the watchful eye of a mother or grandmother.
There were stories of being grandma’s little helper:
“[I remember being] a little girl, playing under my grandmother’s quilting frame. As she got to the stitchery in the middle of the quilt, she pushed the needle from the top, [then] I’d grab it and push the needle back through the quilt to her from underneath. That’s how we would tack and stitch the top of the quilt to the back. I’d help her for hours like that in the summer.” — Craft Inlightenment
…and of moms and grandmoms being little helpers, in return:
“[I remember] hand-sewing clothes for my Barbie doll with my grandma when I was a little girl. She taught me so much. [I] loved it when she opened her scrap fabric drawer in that big chest of drawers and picked something special.” — Charlotte of Domestic Heaven
Many people shared memories of crafting lessons that made memorable impressions:
“[I remember] learning to crochet from my mom and grandma. We would sit in the livingroom in a sunny spot. I could smell the lunch cooking in the kitchen, and they used to say to me, ‘Come, dear, today we crochet.’ [Those were] such happy times to me.” — Hanlie
“[I remember] watching my mom sandblast wooden name signs while I watched. I was not involved, but this need to craft and do things with her hands definitely was passed on through moments like these.” — Erin of KBPaperCreations
…projects that honored cherished memories:
“When I made a scrapbook for my grandmother’s 85th birthday. She loved it and would look at it all the time. It was so nice to be able to put something together for her about her life.” — Nikki Marie Hamilton
…and cherished moments that create them:
“When Reagan (my daughter) and I sit and create. She is a teenager now, so crafting with her has almost stopped entirely now. She is too cool a cat to craft with mom. When she does agree to craft with me, my heart thumps and I totally enjoy it!” — Pearle of PearlesPainting
No matter how old we are, the impressions of our mothers and grandmothers continue to shape our passions. Tell us: what is your favorite crafting memory?